FlipFactory V4.1 adds support for QuickTime 7 video and audio formats and iPod video format. Included in both is encoding support for the state-of-the-art H.264 worldwide video standard. Ratified as part of the MPEG-4 standard, the H.264 video codec provides efficient delivery of pristine quality video across a broad range of bandwidths, from 3G for mobile devices to HD for broadcast and DVD. With QuickTime 7 FlipFactory 4.1 also offers support for more channels of audio.
Additional new features include two-pass encoding of constant bit rate (CBR) and variable bit rate (VBR) Windows Media to achieve very high quality output files. FlipFactory now supports decoding of the Avid DNxHD long-form content format. FlipFactory also supports OMF and AAF/MXF for DV25, DV50, and IMX formats via Avid Transfer Manager. More MXF support has been added for Quantel and SGI. Macromedia's new Flash 8 format is now supported through the On2 Technologies Flix Exporter encoder. In addition, new Telecine and Inverse Telecine features in V4.1 add support for automated film-to-video and video-to-film transfers.
New system support has been added to FlipFactory TrafficManager, Telestream's workflow application which automatically transfers commercials and syndicated content files from digital delivery services to on-air servers and provides notification to stations' automation systems. Version 4.1 adds monitoring and automated ingest from Spottraffic's catch server as well as notification support for Pro-Bel's station automation system.
FlipFactory Version 4.1 is available immediately through Telestream's worldwide sales distribution channels. Free upgrades are available at http://www.telestream.net/support/support.htm for customers with current maintenance and support agreements.